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wet start to the day. >> you may consider leaving the umbrella at home today. tom kierein is here with our forecast and we really did dodge a bullet on this storm. >> it was a close call. but what a powerful stm. it has been pounding new jersey. now the snow has ended in new jersey, but still snowing in long island and much of new england up to a foot of heavy wet snow in parts of central and western connecticut. and it's still snowing there. the storm center is circulating, just south of nantucket. here is nantucket. here's cape cod. and it is showing some trends that it's weakening a little bit as it's traveling just about due north, so they're going to continue to get snow, wind, and rain in new england. for us locally, we've had a few scattered sprinkles, a little bit of flurry in the sleet activity in the last few hours, but that's ended a couple hours ago. but getting still a few sprinkles, maybe a little bit of wet snow. it's cold out of the mountains, below freezing there.
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but in maryland, virginia, the district, we're around 40 degrees and we'll stay that way for another few hours, just a small chance or a sprinkle or flurry. chilly and breezy by noontime. afternoon highs mid to upper 40s, to low 50s by mid afternoon. and a blustery wind. i'll be back in ten minutes with another update. first 4 traffic this thursday morning with danella. >> traveling 66 eastbound, had a crash but it quickly cleared and now it's out of the roadway altogether. this time, northbound at glebe, the accident there, still see police on the scene. travel lanes are open, and checking again, if you're traveling i-95 northbound just north of 32, had an accident involving an overturned box truck. now it looks to be absolutely clear. so continuing your commute northbound, no issues there. back over to you. this new storm is hammering
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the northeast. >> that's right. so far, it is responsible for at least 100,000 new power outages in parts of new york and new jersey. the rain, the wet snow all piling up on homes already damaged by sandy. the long island railroad, one of nation's busiest commuter train systems, suspended all of its service. new york city police urged resints to leave low lying neighborhoods. a lot of people, though, are staying behind because they're worried about looting. >> the snow is only adding to the misery for people who haven't had power or gas in 11 days because of sandy. the ripping winds, pounding surf and wet rain stunned people in oyster bay. that community is just one of many the on long island where power outages persist. some wonder if power will be restoer restored by thanksgiving. >> it's unbelievable to go from a hurricane to a nor'easter and driving in the snow in a week, same ten days. it's pretty unbelievable. >> utility companies are working around the clock to try to
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restore power and get the heat turned on as quickly as possible. traveling by airplane is not easy as well there. are a new round of flight delays and cancellations. >> airlines cancelled at least 1,300 flights out of the new york area. megan, how bad is it? >> reporter: well, we're seeing about six cancellations right now up on the board. we're seeing a number of delays. if you're among those who have their flights cancelled here this morning, you're not a happy camper. it's not been a great day for a lot of folks trying to get to the new york area. look at the board. it's hit or miss. here's laguardia. these are the flights. 6:00 a.m. flight is on time. the 6:15 cancelled. similarly, the 6:59 on time. but if you're leaving at 8:00 a.m. to laguardia, cancelled. we're also seeing some delays here. delayed by about an hour here, a flight to milwaukee delayed by ten and a half hours.
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we spoke to a man trying to get from fresno to new york city, he's been trying since wednesday morning. >> just trying to get to new york. jfk, laguardia, newark, all that shut down. made it to venice and hopefully we'll get this flight this morning. our bags are still in denver. >> and there's his flight, listed on time, so hopefully he's okay. the problem is their missing baggage has their dress uniforms. they're in the military. they need those uniforms for an event they're attending once they reach new york. they have no idea where their luggage is at this point. perhaps it's in denver, perhaps not. reporting live from reagan national, megan mcgrath, news4. fears over the so called fiscal cliff here in the u.s. are taking a toll on markets overseas. stocks in asia down significantly after a ratings
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agency threatened to downgrade the u.s. credit rating unless president obama and congress reach a deal on a spending plan by the end of the year. japan's nikkei index lost 1.3% in early trading. south korea's main index also down more than 1% today. and investors here in the u.s. hope the markets rebound from yesterday's free fall. the dow fell more than 300 points. the nasdaq and the s&p also suffered big losses. new this morning, we've learned president obama will be making a ground breaking trip in two weeks. an official from myanmar says the president will visit on either november 18th or 19th. it will be the first ever visit to the country by a u.s. president. the obama administration is trying to encourage democracy in that country. the president is also scheduled to visit nearby thailand and cambodia that same week. tony tull is at the news4 live desk now with breaking news. >> we are just getting word out of afghanistan about multiple
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deadly bombings by insurgents. in kandahar, a suicide bomber killed three police officers and wounded two others. and in the eastern part of the city, a convoy struck a land mine and killed five troops. officials say with nato's troop drawdown, insurgents are focusing their attacks on the afghan police and army. that is the latest from the live desk. we're also getting word about something in pakistan. at least four people injured in a bomb blast in that country's largest city. that explosion ripped through the heart of karachi. investigators believe the blast may have been targeted at the country's paramilitary rangers. no one is claiming responsibility for this attack, but taliban militants are known to operate in that city. a developing story out of guatemala. at least 48 people are dead after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit near the border with mexico. landslides destroying homes, businesses and blocking roads.
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thousands of soldiers are heading to the region to help the local police hand out emergency supplies. this is the strongest earthquake to hit guatemala since 1975. a death investigation near the campus of gallaudet university in northeast d.c. a body found outside of a burning car just off brentwood parkway around 9:00 last night. no word yet on the cause of death. we're working to find out more from police. we'll bring you updates throughout the morning. in prince george's county, police are looking for a gunman who shot and killed a man in hill crest heights. the shooting happened around 7:00 last night on 23rd parkway. officers found a man outside an apartment with a gunshot wound. police are still trying to find out what led to that shooting. also new this morning, illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. is reportedly in talks with federal prosecutors negotiating a plea deal. a source tells the "chicago sun-times," "no one has pled guilty, but plea discussions are ongoing." the democrat is under investigation for misusing campaign funds to decorate his
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washington home. he's also under information for allegedly buying a $40,000 rolex for a friend. if jackson pleads guilty to a felony, he will forced to resign his congressional seat. he just won re-election with 64% of the vote. eight minutes after the hour on this thursday morning, still ahead the group calling on lawmakers to avoid deep cuts that could impact millions of american families. what you can do today to ensure a great view of the presidential inauguration. >> we have lingering sprinkles, maybe some flurries in the are
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weather and traffic on the 1s. we are feeling some wind and some lingering flurries and sprinkles from that powerful coastal storm that just missed us yesterday. but it's been pounding new england and long island over the last several hours with more snow, more wind and more rain. they've had near hurricane force winds there. locally, just a few scattered sprinkles. perhaps, just to our north, northeast, southeast, mixing wet snow in the lower part of the eastern shore. all above freezing this morning. we have a bit of a blustery wind around five to 15 miles an hour. even though it's in the upper 30s to near 40, it feels chillier with that with that wind. hour by hour throughout the day today, we'll have that blustery wind with us. a lot of clouds this morning. by this afternoon, the sun may break out, highs reaching the
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low 50s. i'll be back with a look at the seven-day outlook. that's in ten minutes. a look at traffic thousand with -- now with danella. >> still pretty quiet. even i-95, your travel lanes appear to be open. no incidents to report right now. to 50 in maryland from annapolis, making your way towards 301 and even inside the beltway. your travel lanes are open. very light volume. outbound, hardly any traffic at all. again, no major delays. now, if you're taking the rails, i'm checking them, so far no reported delays. all are running on or close to schedule. still ahead, the investigation launched after a long list of election complaints in our region. and the special access you
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welcome back. the snow is piling up in new york city. this is a look at the ice rink at rockefeller center. you can see some snow and rain falling there. the storm is expected to bring just a few inches of snow to new york city, but more to outlying areas. that will make a tough travel day for people trying to get into new york city today. brin has more on the storm from long island. >> reporter: good morning. it seems to be like deja vu for many people here on long island. not so much because of the weather. we haven't seen snow just yet. but because of the headaches. commuting is presenting so many problems for people. the -- because of the
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nor'easter, there are signal problems, delaying trains for commuters that are about to head into the city this morning. as far as power is concerned, the main utility here has been having issues. so much criticism from so many people because power is not restored to everyone just yet, especially after sandy. but now more people lost power because of the storm. the utility says it's going to add crews to try to get the power restored, but it is presenting many problems. children going back to school. many of them headed back yesterday and now they're off again today because of the snow. so it's one thing after another. it doesn't seem to be slowing down as we're nearing the weekend. let's go back to you. >> and now let's go about three hours south. tim furlong continues our team coverage live in new jersey. tim, good morning. >> reporter: yeah, good morning. i think on the southern part of the jersey shore, we dodged a
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little bit of a bullet. just north of atlantic city, you can see the water in the inland here. nobody is complaining. it is where it's supposed to be, below the docks. we have had a little bit of street flooding overnight. the high tide was about 2:00 a.m. this morning, but you can see, when we first got here this was completely covered over this water over this curb. it has receded quite a bit. no big deal there. there have been about 5,800 new power outages in this part of the county alone. but overall, not too bad. the nor'easter mercifully seemed to back off a little bit as it was coming toward the coast yesterday. best of all, that means all these thousands and thousands of homes that were very soggy over the last few days, they're not getting soggy again. cleanup will be able to continue here at the jersey shore. back to you. teachers from across northern virginia will urge lawmakers on capitol hill to avoid the so called fiscal
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cliff. education advocates will offer statistics that show the impact a financial crisis would have on children. all federal education programs would face millions of dollars in cuts if congress and the president can't reach an agreement on a spending plan. house speaker john boehner says he is willing to work with president obama to reach a deal. boehner says this week's election is proof the american people want republicans and democrats to work together for a solution to a crisis that could plunge the country back into a recession. >> the american people have spoken. they've re-elected president obama and they have again re-elected a republican majority in the house of representatives. if there's a mandate in yesterday's results, it's a mandate for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges that we all face as a nation. >> boehner says the deal could include new tax revenue to help reduce the national debt. don't be surprised if you've lost a few friends on facebook if you've shared your thoughts on the election on the social
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networking site. the election is sparking a facebook feud. those posts often offended people with different political believes. some took the dramatic step of unfriending the ranters, and for those not ready to end the friendship over politics, there's always the option of unsubscribing to that person. >> nobody knows if you unsubscribe. if you defriend -- defriending is a pretty serious offense. >> so we asked on our own facebook page, how people are handling the political pontificating. one viewer said that she made a facebook friend list with only people who share her political believes. right now, preparations are already under way for president obama's second inauguration. the stage already going up on the west lawn of the capital, although a lot of people in the city believe that crowds could be a bit smaller than four years ago. on that day, metro saw its most ridership ever with more than one and a half million trips on
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trains and buses. this time they expect somewhere between 500,000 and 800,000. but they say they can make some changes based on lessons learned. >> what we did last time was we charged for parking as you entered those facilities, and that created some long backups on to highways. so now we're switching that around and you'll be able to pay for parking as you exit, which will be less of a crush. >> about 100,000 commemorative smart trip cards are also being ordered. they will cost $15. inauguration day will be monday, january 21st, which is also the martin luther king jr. holiday. and you can buy a front row seat to the inaugural parade at one of the city's most popular museums, the newseum offering an inauguration day package for $100. you'll watch the swearing in on the museum's giant tv screen, watch the parade go down pennsylvania avenue, and you are free to tour the museum. tickets go on sale today for newseum members and for the public on november 15th.
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let's take a live look outside at 41 degrees. all calm in the nation's capital. it's time for weather and traffic on the 1s. we got lucky again. >> oh, boy. and thankfully, because this is still a powerful coastal storm. we did have a little bit of sleet, a little flurry activity that fell between 10:00 last night until about 2:00 this morning, but that's now gone. but eastern new england and long island in parts of southern new england getting pounded with snow, rain, and wind. yesterday afternoon, the buoy had a wind gust of 76 miles an hour. gusts from nantucket, martha's vineyard, along the southeastern massachusetts coast are still around 60 miles an hour. this is a powerful storm and it's still snowing into parts of connecticut where they've had upwards of a foot of snow. locally, we just have a few sprinkles coming down from the north, now into northeastern maryland. a little bit of wet snow falling
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into southern parts of the eastern shore and it's a chilly morning. but all above freezing from the mountains east. but in the mountains it's down below freezing. reagan national is at 42. nearby suburbs, montgomery, arlington, fairfax counties right now the upper 30s. the pavement is drying out from the overnight sprinkles and flurries that we had. just a small chance of an additional sprinkle or flurry this morning. and we'll get some sun back this afternoon. highs reaching low 50s. and the winds also increasing a bit. we could have gust to around 25, 30 miles an hour by late this morning and during the afternoon. the winds diminished tonight as we clear out. cold start tomorrow morning. friday morning down near freezing. we'll have afternoon high into the mid audi50s tomorrow. a warming trend for the weekend, morning lows chilly in the upper 30s to around 40. but afternoon highs, both saturday and sunday with sunshine into the low and mid 60s. first time with above average
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temperatures in about two weeks. as we get into veterans day observed on monday, partly cloudy, still mild, afternoon highs, mid 60s. front comes in, could trigger some showers. i'll be back in ten minutes. danella here now with your first 4 traffic. good morning. >> good morning, tom. good morning to you. if you're about to take the beltway, things look very good. very light volume. first let's start in virginia, looping around, heading towards van dohrn. you can see traffic without any issues. heading into prince george's county farther in, here's a live look at central avenue. no major issues. clear as you make your way around the i-270. no accidents and no construction. i'm back in ten minutes. back over to you. d.c. unite willed try again tonight to play the second match in the team's playoff series with the new york red bulls. snow postponed that match last
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night. the grounds crew tried to clear the field. the league's president even tried to help out. unfortunately, though, mother nature would not cooperate. game 2 set for 7:30 tonight. the team played to a 1-1 draw in the series opener. today 90 wounded warriors at walter reed will get a first-class trip to vegas in honor of veterans day. while there, they will enjoy a special welcome ceremony, shows at several casinos and a wounded warrior softball game. there will also be a sendoff ceremony at reagan national airport at 7:30 this morning. in fort meade, there will be a ceremony at 3:00. guest speakers include congresswoman donna edwards, a korean war veteran, and the military order of world wars will also attend. veterans day is this sunday, the 11th. it is one of the most famous last names in music, but one family member is trying to
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change it, or at least change the spelling. singer jermaine jackson trying to legally change the spelling of his last name to s-u-n rather than s-o-n. he says he's changing the spelling for artistic reasons. but he wouldn't elaborate on that. jackson has been touring with his brothers and promoting his new book about his late brother, superstar michael jackson. son, not sun. there's a distinction. >> i guess if you write it differently, you should say it differently? >> or you pronounce it exactly the same. >> maybe psychologically it has an artistic meaning for him. maybe. every other state was called except florida. what's holding up the final election results this time in the sunshine state. get ready to shop until you drop. coming up, the deals that stores are rolling out already for
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black friday customers. >> what's next in store for us now. weather and traffic together on
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looking at the stories
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making headlines. right now at 5:29, the coastal storm that moved through our region is blamed for 100,000 new power outage miss the northeast. d.c. police investigating the discovery of a body near a burning car in northeast washington last night. two separate insurgent attacks killed five afghan soldiers and three policemen. good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this thursday, november 8th, 2012. let's take a live look outside. 31 degrees. we are lucky around this region. we didn't get a whole lot of precipitation last night, at least right here in our area. >> near miss. glad of it. >> what a powerful storm. it unloaded snow, new jersey, new york, new england, and it's still doing it. although it stopped in new jersey, but long island and much of new england still getting pounded with wind and rain. you can see the circulation of this powerful coastal storm, almost like a hurricane.
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it's south of nantucket right now. and we're getting a little bit of a blustery wind from it here locally and even a few scattered sprinkles, northeastern maryland and on the eastern shore, a little bit of wet snow mixing in in southern parts of maryland there on the eastern shore. it's cold out of the mountains this morning. low 20s there. but all above freezing elsewhere, virginia, maryland, and the eastern shore. upper 30s to around 40. hour by hour today, we'll have the winds increasing just a little bit, but dress for a cold and breezy morning with clouds and some sun back this afternoon with highs low 50s. i'll be back in ten minutes with another update. and now a look at traffic with danella. good morning. >> starting our first 4 traffic report, we're going to head down i-95. southbound lanes heading towards stafford. travel lanes are open. from fredericksburg heading north, once you pass stafford and get just a bit closer towards triangle, you are seeing a slight delay in that area. i'll give you a live look at the rest area.
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there nice and clear northbound, southbound as well. as you make your way toward the beltway, you are clear. no major delays just yet. i do want to show you 395. still seeing police on the scene in your right shoulder lane. travel lanes are open, but again, may see some delays in that area as everyone kind of slows down just a bit to look at the police officer in that area. i'm back in ten minutes. we'll talk about rails then. back over the you. president obama is back in washington coming off of a re-election high. he must now deal with the crisis that threatens to send this country into a deep recession. tracy potts live on capitol hill thousand with the latest. tracy, good morning. >> aaron, good morning. we're talking about falling off the fiscal cliff. no one here says they want to see that, but can they really get something done this time? what is the fiscal cliff that we keep talking about happening at the end of the year? it's a number of things that could affect you and your family all at once. the unemployment benefits that have been extended and extended
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again. they're expiring. the 2% payroll tax cut, it's expiring as well. the bush tax cuts expiring at the end of the year. medicare payments, big cut coming for doctors and hospitals there. and automatic spending cuts that could affect the pentagon, $500 billion just at the pentagon. bogey their number two supplier already announced a second round of executive layoffs. are republicans and democrats here on capitol hill willing to work together? >> the american people want us to work together. republicans want us to work together. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans, but as americans. we want you to lead. not as a liberal or conservative, but as president of the united states of america. >> so at least a tone for compromise here on capitol hill.
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before the election, the president said he thought he could get a deficit deal in place within six months of being re-elected. the clock is ticking. the race for president may have already been decided, but we still don't know who won florida. they're still counting the ballots there in the sunshine state. voters who were standing in line when the polls closed tuesday night were promised they would still get a chance to vote. many of them were still in line into the wee hours of the morning. election administrators blamed the problem on a lengthy ballot, which contained 11 state constitutional amendment questions. they say that they also received thousands of absentee ballots, which take longer to ballot. closer to home, maryland's board of elections are looking into complaints it received from voters. the baltimore senate is reporting that the aclu received reports from dozens of people who said their name was not listed in rolls even though they voted four years ago.
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police arrested a man who stole a truck with president obama's audio equipment in it. federal prosecutors charged eric brown of richmond with theft of government property. that truck disappeared from a richmond area parking lot late last october. the equipment included the president's teleprompter. no classified or sensitive information was in that truck. brown faces up to ten years in prison if he's convicted. this morning, there is more fallout from sandy. the governor of new york fired his emergency management director. this move comes after steven kirk diverted crews to remove a tree that fell on his long island driveway last week, that happened shortly after sandy ravaged new york city and crews were responding to thousands of cities. kerr apparently wasn't even at home at the time, he was in albany. the man who shot gabrielle giffords and 18 others will learn his fate. jared lee loughner will be sentenced today for the deadly shooting last year.
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giffords is supposed to attend the sentencing today. her husband mark kelly will make a statement on her behalf. it is the first time the victims will face loughner since the shooting. loughner will not be sentenced to death because he agreed to a plea deal earlier this year. six were killed and 13 wounded in that shooting in january of last year. the man behind an anti-muslim film that sparked violence in the middle east will spend a year in prison. the 55-year-old was sentenced after he admitted to violating his probation from an unrelated 2010 bank fraud conviction. he served a 21-month sentence for that conviction. none of the probation violations had to do with the film called "innocence of muslims." a woman caught on video passing a school bus by driving on the sidewalk has been given an unusual punishment. a judge has ordered that she that harden stand on a corner near where the incident occurred and hold a sign saying "only an idiot would drive around a school bus." harden's license was also
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suspended for 30 days and she had to pay a $250 court cost. we want to know what you think. head over to our facebook page or tweet us. today, the montgomery county health department will work with the school system to look for ways to cut drug and alcohol use among teens. about 15% of students said they had used prescription drugs without doctor permission at least once. local high schools have started programs to bring in speakers to talk about the dangers of drugs, but the county is looking for other ways to prevent drug use. >> most d.c. charter schools met minimum standards. that's according to the d.c. public charter school board. d.c.'s public charter school in the edgewood neighborhood earned the best ratings, followed by two kip d.c. campuses. in bethesda, the uso celebrated the ground breaking for the new warrior center, the
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cottage-like facility will provide space for wounded service members to meet privately with their families and even share a cooked meal together. the family center will also offer recreation and counselling services. this is the second such center in the washington area. the first one is at fort bellvoire in northern virginia. disaster strikes twice. the two incidents this month at a maryland apartment complex forced dozens of people to move out. >> and the search for the fairfax groper. the common clues this attack ser leaving behind. you may f
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"and what's your name?" "oh, it's flo." "and what do you do?" "oh, i sell insurance like no one else." "oh, that's nice." "thank you." now, that's progressive. call or click today. this deer pranced its way into a pennsylvania store and it is caught on video. an employee first thought it was a burglar because she heard banging and breaking glass. when she got a closer look, she found the deer and it made a mess in the store, too. police took about three minutes to coax the deer outside, and once it was all over, the deer left a piece of antler behind. >> good calling card there, if you will. i want to take a look at conditions outside this morning with weather and traffic on the 1s. >> we are breathing a sigh of relief. that powerful coastal storm just
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missed us. overnight, we did have a few sprinkles, a little bit of flurry and sleet activity, but that has pretty much ended for us. still getting some snow, wind, and rain long island into new england. it's still spinning away just south of nantucket. radar showing a few sprinkles, maybe a little bit of wet snow mixing in. but elsewhere, we are drying out. it's a chilly to cold morning because the winds are picking up, so it does feel cold. only in the upper 30s to near 40. all above freezing around the metro area. a few spots are below freezing. the winds will be increasing. for the whole region, we'll have highs reaching low 50s. some sunshine breaking out. gusts of wind near 30 miles an hour. i'll be back with the seven-day outlook in ten minutes. a look at traffic now. >> good morning. we're going to check d.c. 295. nice and clear between the beltway as you make your way to the 11th street bridge. no issues at all there in the area. giving you a live look right
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now, just past 301, travel lanes are open heading northbound towards the beltway. no major delays just yet. southbound very clear for this time of morning. shooting over to the rails, seeing a seven-minute delay. if you're taking metro or vre, they're not reporting delays right now. both are running on or close to schedule. it is now 5:43. next, the conditions this hour in new jersey after that nasty coastal storm moved in. the screams that now have a
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14 before the hour now. for the ninth time in just two months, police say a serial fondler has struck in one fairfax county neighborhood. two women just miles apart
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reported being grabbed in springfield last week within about a half-hour of each other. investigators believe the same man is responsible for all nine attacks over the last two months. some of which have involved underage girls. also in fair fax, police trying to fig your out who assaulted a 17-year-old girl at a library. she tells police she was studying at the thomas jefferson library in falls church when she saw a man watching her. she says he followed her into the restroom where he grabbed her and assaulted her before she screamed and kicked him and chased him away. parents say they're shocked. >> it's scary. sometimes i let my daughter inside and come to the car. so that's why i'm very worried about it. >> the girl was shaken up. she was not badly hurt. police are still looking for that man. the man suspected to be the east coast rapist will appear in a northern virginia courtroom later this month. 41-year-old aaron thomas is expected to plead guilty to the 2009 attack on three teenagers in prince william county and to
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the 2001 rape of a 41-year-old woman at her leesburg apartment. thomas was arrested last year in connecticut after a multi-state search. he is believed to be responsible for at least 17 attacks on women since 1997 in virginia, maryland, connecticut, and rhode island. thomas faces life in prison for both pleas. a second fire in less than a month at a maryland apartment complex has left about 30 people without a home this morning. this latest blaze started yesterday afternoon damaging about a dozen apartments. the fire and smoke were so intense that firefighters were forced to only attack the fire from the outside. residents say the cold, damp weather makes their situation that much tougher. >> you're comfortable, warm, dry, and the next day, you're out of the house. >> investigators do not believe the two fires in the neighborhood are connected, but they are still trying to figure out the cause of yesterday's
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fire. 11 days after hurricane sandy pelted new york and new jersey, the northeast is facing another storm. this time, as much as is foot of snow could fall in some places already flooded by sandy. danielle leigh is live in trenton, new jersey now with a look at the conditions there. it has been a tough time in the northeast, many still without power there dealing with the aftermath of hurricane sandy. here is more with danielle. >> reporter: rain, snow, and wind at times over 60 miles an hour is drenching homes. entire communities already rearranged by hurricane sandy. >> it's overwhelming. >> it's very sad. it's very sad to see us getting pounded again. >> waves lashed out on beaches nearly washed away in last week's superstorm, leading to new fears of flooding. from seabright to queens, people are seeking shelter once again. >> a shelter is available at
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hillcrest high school. >> reporter: even as crews rushed to problematic power lines, hundreds of thousands just getting their lights back on are back in the dark. >> it adds a little insult to injury, but that's mother nature. >> for others who never had their power restored, this cold weather is miserable. >> it's cold. very cold. you sleep at night with blankets and socks and everything else on, and it's just horrible. >> reporter: the storm is forcing airlines to cancel more than a thousand flights and leading to accidents on the roads. >> it's slippery. very slippery. >> reporter: new setbacks all along the northeast. >> i hate setbacks. i don't tolerate them usually very well. but this one i can't control. the weather is what it is. >> reporter: millions now preparing to spend another day climbing out from a new beating thanks to this season's first
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winter storm. and the main concern here this morning in trenton are those wet, slippery roads. we have seen quite a few crews out watching the conditions. people here are hanging on to forecasts that things are going to warm up and dry up. they are ready for a break. reporting live in trenton, new jersey, i'm danielle leigh, back to you. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. tom kierein is here keeping an eye on what's coming going into the weekend. >> that storm just missed us yesterday and overnight. all we got were just a few flurries. a little bit of sleet last night. some sprinkles of rain. now it's gone. there's capitol hill under a cloudy sky. reagan national at 42. the wind has been gusting to around ten, 20 miles an hour this morning, makes it feel colder than that. the storm itself is spinning away, just south of nantucket. it has slowed down, but still has powerful winds. yesterday it had hurricane force winds. now winds are gusting right along the massachusetts coast and the connecticut coast to as
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much as 50, 60 miles an hour, as well as way out on the eastern tip of long island. still getting some snow. parts of connecticut had up to a foot of heavy wind-driven wet snow there. and it continues to snow, but the snow activity is beginning to wind down, as is the rain. but they're still getting the wind whipped. for us locally, we're getting a few sprinkles. wet snow still lingering, parts of southern maryland and the lower eastern shore. but elsewhere, we are drying out. it's cold out of the mountains, western maryland, much of west virginia only in the 20s. much of the shenandoah valley is above freezing. the rest of virginia and maryland in the mid and upper 30s to around 40. dress accordingly. it's a cold morning. throughout the day today, it's still going to be cold and breezy. by 7:00, 8:00 this morning and hovering around 40 degrees. by noontime, upper 40s. chilly, breezy. we ought to get some breaks if
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the clouds this afternoon with some sun coming up. highs reaching the low 50s. sunrise, 6:43. the sunset at 5:00. by then, back down to the mid 40s. as we clear out tonight, winds diminish and we go all the way down to near freezing. tomorrow, we'll have lots of sunshine, back to the mid 50s with a lighter wind. a warm-up just in time for the veterans day weekend. saturday, sunday, and veterans day observed monday, each day with sunshine. we should make it into the low to mid 60s for a brief time during the afternoon. morning lows chilly in the upper 30s to low 40s and upper 40s on monday morning. on tuesday, front comes through, may trigger some passing showers. highs near 60. after that, a bit cooler as we get into wednesday, sunshine returns. i'll return in ten minutes. a look at traffic now on this thursday morning with danella. good morning. >> watching an accident, traveling northbound towards the
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dulles toll road. crash involves three vehicles, blocking all of your northbound lanes. if you're traveling along fairfax county parkway in that area heading northbound, again, seeing delays grow. your best bet is to jump on reston parkway. not seeing any delays there just yet. let's head up to i-270. we're talking about delays and make your way from frederick. you are slow southbound i-270. delays continue heavy on brakes past 109. no accidents southbound. but once you get towards germantown, nice and clear. here's a live look at germantown road. no issues as you head toward germantown and the beltway in both directions. isle back in ten minutes. over the you. you may not be giving thanks for air travel this thanksgiving. that's because it's expected to be busier than it's ever been in the last several years. more than 23 million people are expected to fly, and flights are expected to be at about 90% capacity, which is a record. you can also expect to pay more as airlines cut back on service. the key to saving is to book
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now. each day you wait adds about $10 to the price of your ticket. the holiday shipping season begins today as well. the u.s. postal service will kick off a holiday rush at a news conference later this morning. the agency reminds you to mail your cards and package early to ensure they arrive by the holidays. the agency says it will deliver at least 600 pieces of mail a day between thanksgiving and new year's eve. here's an interesting tip. no zip code is better than using a wrong zip code. the package will get to its destination quicker without a zip code. five minutes before the hour. today marks exactly two weeks until thanksgiving. overnight we got a look at the deals you'll see on black friday. cnbc's shartia brantley live with that story and more. >> reporter: christmas is just around the corner. walmart releasing its black friday promotions, announcing deals on three hot electronic items to attract shoppers. the company will be giving away
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$75 walmart gift cards with the purchase of an apple ipad 2. shoppers might be in store and in line between 10:00 and 11:00 p.m. the night of thanksgiving to get the deal. walmart is also cutting the price on a 32-inch emerson hd tv, selling it for $148. and will be selling a $38 blu-ray dvd player as part of its promotion. turning to stocks, stock futures are trending lower at the moment after yesterday's sharp selloff following president obama's re-election. overseas markets are a mixed bag this morning. asian markets tumbling overnight over fears of a looming u.s. fiscal cliff, while european markets are mixed, holding on to small gains after the greek parliament passed further austerity measures. the dow had its worst day in a year, closing below 13,000 for the first time since august 3rd. to 12,932. the s&p 500 down 33 points to
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1,394 and the nasdaq fell to 2,937. we'll be closely watching what happens today. >> all right, thank you. a new study says countries with a high consumption of black tea tend to have lower diabetes rates. the swiss study says the nation's that drank the most black tea had lower rates of type 2 diabetes. researchers also found high tea consumption was related to lower levels of obesitobesity. scientists think the fermentation process which turns green tea black could help fight off several diseases, including type 2 diabetes. before you doctor up your holiday latte, you may want to hear this next story. the american college of allergy, asthma and immunology estimates 2% to 3% of the population has a spice allergy. it could pose a big problem for those who have the allergy. ingredient labels aren't required to list all spice. they're also found in many cosmetics and perfumes.
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one common spice allergy is cinnamon, one of the most prevalent spices this time of year. i love cinnamon. one of the all-time great nba players says president obama
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